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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 06:54 pm
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and finally the ge boxfan is done grills all painted metallic and the fins the originle almond color



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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 06:55 pm
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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 06:55 pm
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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 06:56 pm
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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 07:37 pm
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SORRY I PUT THE FAN RESTORATIONS PICS ON MY PURCHESED FANS THREAD

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 Posted: Wed Jan 23rd, 2013 11:28 pm
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have you ever heard of this brand before?
-nick

i think it is a kool aire i cant read the badge clearly

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WOW Nick, that thing is great, never seen anything like it before.

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Looks like something designed for use in a prison. What a great find! :clap:

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2013 02:21 pm
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i have a much much newer version of this fan, i would say really not more than 30 years old, yours is 50s or older i would say

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2013 02:27 pm
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You would think that would be really top heavy with the motor mounted the way it is.
Its definitely an unusual fan in that its a belt drive. I've never seen a window fan like that with a belt drive setup.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2013 10:19 pm
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Yes it was really heavy it is a real powerful fan. was it at one point a prison fan or a factory fan? and what is it worth in value the condition it is in? also if i were to restore this what would the value be for it? thank you your info is appreciated-nick

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2013 10:25 pm
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and just wondering about the restored red ge boxfan, how much is that worth in value?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2013 01:34 pm
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Nick Porra wrote:
Yes it was really heavy it is a real powerful fan. was it at one point a prison fan or a factory fan? and what is it worth in value the condition it is in? also if i were to restore this what would the value be for it? thank you your info is appreciated-nick
The GE is worth about $10
The other fan is very interesting. There is no way to know the value unless you put it on ebay. The problem with it is going to be shipping it if you want to sell it on ebay. Its large and heavy and has an odd shape.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2013 01:41 pm
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Is that upside down?

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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2013 06:42 pm
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Lakewood p-25? i dont think they had these type of blades before. i have found this ready to get crushed in the compacter at the recycling plant

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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2013 06:42 pm
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another

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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2013 06:43 pm
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this fan was left out in the rain/snow for a month the person told me! STILL WORKS ON ALL SPEEDS!:D:D

Here's a pic of it running

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another (back of fan)

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another

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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2013 06:50 pm
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the cabinet is in bad shape paint is peeling, suprisenly a little rust at the bottom motor is perfect, wires are good.

What should i do with this:

-Restore it

- Sell it like it is

- Junk it but keep motor

- Restore it And sell it


thanks -nick

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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2013 12:04 am
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Restore it and keep it!:up:

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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2013 12:49 pm
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nick, it sure looks like what we call a "Frankenfan". The label around the switch is clearly Lakewood, but the blade shape is Hunter, the motor looks like a newer Lakewood (the 60s versions with metal grilles had GE motors)...BUT Hunter fans used a 3/8" shaft and Lakewood used a 1/2" shaft. From the pic, your Hunter blade has a 1/2" shaft. I only ever saw ONE lakewood blade on a fan i had with a 3/8" diameter shaft (A fasco motor in a country-aire window fan) with the 4 rivet blade. I think this was pieced together, but anyone can correct me if i am wrong. Like Mike says, fix it up and use it.... Tom

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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2013 02:35 pm
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How about some more pics of the C:clap:oolaire

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Coolair is still alive and well today and it appears their commercial/industrial panel fans still use this unitary pulley/sheave and propeller hub design. According to the website it's said to reduce pressure on the bearings.
http://www.coolair.com/index.php?src=directory&view=product_catalog&submenu=fans&srctype=detail&back=product_catalog&refno=394

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http://www.coolair.com/clientuploads/directory/product_catalog/images/C-Fan_Cut-Away01.jpg

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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2013 06:20 pm
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thank you so much you people/members were the reason why that i joined this fan forum you've guys have helped me out alot thanks, and as for the coolaire i sent it to a friend of mine to sand blast it and check the motor out because i am not good with window fan motors. my lakewood that i can restore and get pics. and i will try to get pics of the other one to thanks-nick

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by the way i have read the numbers on the motor model numbers, info on oiling it and the label had the year it read on the label "date of manufacturing 6/18/72"

and also, should i keep the color original or paint it a different color?

thanks -nick

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Westinghouse-Mobilaire-Fan-Logo-Badge-1950s-1960s-Model-AM20-6-/330864308315?_

this was on epay every heard of a am20-6? mobileaire
badge?
hope this link works thanks
-nick

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Chris Hovey wrote:
http://www.coolair.com/clientuploads/directory/product_catalog/images/C-Fan_Cut-Away01.jpg

those are nice fans are they better than mine?

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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2013 08:06 pm
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Nice Info Chris!:D

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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2013 08:33 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6HIFPyehDw

i found this on youtube while searching for some info on my fan. Is this person messed up!?
-nick

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Ex Lakewood employee!:hammer:

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Michael, these Coolair fans look like they could still be heavy-duty American made. That's pretty impressive if that is the case. I also wonder if they didn't buy the old ILG exhaust fan design. Take a look at this. I found it in one of their PDF brochures...


or you can look for it here:
http://www.coolair.com/clientuploads/directory/product_catalog/220-15.pdf

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http://www.coolair.com/index.php?src=directory&view=product_catalog&submenu=fans&srctype=detail&back=product_catalog&refno=399#Description-tab

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Michael, if you go to this ILG fan site, it also mentions Coolair Industries...
http://ilgfan.com/

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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2013 11:18 am
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So they bought the name.:D

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nick, the pictures are confusing on ebay, but the badge shown is definilty from the 60s so if it is truly a mobilaire badge you dont have a lot of choice. the AM 17 series was the low mobilaire with a non expandable stand. It is possible the Am 20 is the two toned beige brown model with a stand that could be raised and lowered. There IS one in the middle shot in the ad, but the one on the right is a 4 wing much older non tiltable mobilaire. I sold my sixties two toned mobilaire to jeff rusnak, maybe he can check the model #

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2 speed vornado? this was on epay for $99.95

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i thought those were 3 speeds because my pedestial one is 3 speeds thanks -nick

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